Historic amusement park to close
The park opened in 1913
A Merseyside fairground which opened in 1913 is to close because of falling visitor numbers, it has been announced.
Owners of Southport's Pleasureland Amusement Park said despite investment in rides it has proved "unsustainable".
More than £2m was spent on renovations in 2004, including installation of the Lost Dinosaurs of the Sahara ride.
Park directors say increased competition from other attractions and an increase in Sunday shopping and sports events led to its downfall.
The park first opened with a figure-of-eight rollercoaster and a slide back in 1913.
It was based at a site in Kings Garden but moved to its current home on Marine Drive in 1924.